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I just bought a 1993 Volvo 850 Sedan... and i'm just now realizing the how much more of a bitch it is going to be to get parts for it. i don't have to worry about the tranny or engine... the tranny was a recently dropped in '95 tranny w/ 75K on it and the engine is a 850 engine w/ 85K on it... I have a couple questions.

1-- The best option for brake rotors?
2-- Which will resist warping the longest?
3-- Slotted, Drilled or Plain rotors?
4-- I have a stock tape deck w/ a CD button on it. I know I could buy a Volvo CD changer and simply connect the existing wires, but Volvo CD changers are expensive. Is there any way to install my own CD Reciever or possibly install a cheaper CD Changer?
5-- Any suggestions as to good Volvo parts online sites would be appreciated... I'm rebuilding the rear end of the car... as the previous owner hydroplaned into a tree directly in the middle of the trunk.

Thank you,
Andrew
 

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Unless you're running a T5-R or R variant, the standard Volvo discs are perfectly good enough - you can get the same discs via independent suppliers for less money though.

Getting slotted or drilled discs will often give problems with squeal, warping and other trouble.

One thing that does cause problems with many discs is incorrect torque settings on the wheel bolts - they should be torqued up to 110Nm by hand, not by air wrench.
 

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for the CD

There are basically two options: you can find the factory unit or you can find the aftermarket unit.

the factory unit can be found on ebay most of the time if you search for 'volvo cd' otherwise you can go to the dealer.

the other is the alpine changer which runs 220-250 US and needs an adapter which is like $20 between your head unit and the changer. make sure you have the 'cd' option on your head unit. you probably have a sc-810--if so you should be ok. you can get one thru crutchfield or someplace like circuit city or any local car stereo shop. installation is pretty easy. you connected the changer to the adapter box and then the box to the radio.
 
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